Thousands lose power as storms hit northeast Pa.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - July 29, 2011

Officials say storm damage has been heavy in Scranton, where about 5,000 PPL customers are without power Friday evening. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that the roof of a Scranton pizzeria was blown off and ended up hanging on wires.

The tornado watch is in effect in the region through 11 p.m. in Lackawanna, Wayne, Luzerne, Monroe and Pike counties.

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